D Martin Austin is co-founder of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival. D is a queer single parent raised throughout America’s predominantly white suburbs by a copywriter and a black nationalist. Building from their complicated background and experiences, D wrestles existential anxieties to bring a uniquely accessible voice to readers of their blog and column in The Portland Mercury (“The Party Review”), the stage, and their podcast YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING (on iTunes), with a healthy dose of social criticism, self-deprecation, and a dash of gold lame. *Voted Best Showcase (Your Fault for Listening) and Funniest Male Performer at The NW Black Comedy Festival (2017)
My Real Portland - The Podcast episode 5 features Comedian & Improv/Sketch Actor Katie Nguyen (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest), Brian Grant Foundation Executive Director and fellow David Douglas High School graduate Katrina Kahl, and Singer Songwriter & Theater Composer Jana Losey Crenshaw.
Recorded live on August 14, 2018 at the Jade Lounge, 23rd and SE Ankeny in Portland.
My Real Portland returns September 11th with Country Blues Singer Nikole Potulski and more! Happy Hour at 6:30, Show at 7!